UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Lori Swanson
Lori Swanson

Lori Swanson

Professor
member of graduate faculty

Communicative Disorders
Office: 221 Wyman Teacher Education Bldg
Phone: 715-425-0672

Email: lori.swanson@uwrf.edu

Education:

BS, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
MS, University of Wisconsin
PhD, Purdue University

Courses Taught:

COMD 261   Language Development
COMD 263   Phonetics
COMD 439   Techniques in Communicative Disorders

Research Interests:

Dr. Swanson’s research interest involves the examination of normal language development and language disorders. She recently studied the communication abilities of children with CHARGE syndrome. CHARGE is a rare genetic disorder with anomalies in every sense modality. The communication skills of children with CHARGE vary greatly. 

Another area of interest is narrative development. Dr. Swanson was involved in the development of Narrative-Based Language Development (Swanson, Fey, Mills, & Hood, 2005). She recently supervised a master’s thesis involving the use of NBLI with children who have cochlear implants.